Berry City Council meets

The Berry City Council held its regular meeting on Monday, April 1. The session was attended by all council members. The meeting commenced with a prayer led by Councilman Chris Lindsey, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Jimmy Madison proposed the approval of the minutes
from the March 4 meeting. The motion was approved with Councilman Russell Madison moving to accept and Councilwoman Mary Sue Lollar seconding it.

FCCLA members attend conference

Students in picture beginning on the left front row: Collin Lowery, Lane Pendley, Jackson Swindle, Danni Kate Naramore, Aubrey Helms, Maddi Frost, Addi Jones, Lucy Clark, Heather Madison, Bella Files, Anna Raley Palmer, Sydney Frost, Carrie Odom, Alex Wilson, Kryssa Fields, Maggie Mauldin, and Sophie Nelson.

Berry High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter members attended the State Leadership Conference and STAR Events competition in Montgomery March 7-8 at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center.


Softball roundup

Rylee Hill is pictured throwing the ball in after a Lamar County hit.

The Fayette Lady Tigers softball team played a lead-in game against South Lamar om Thursday, leading up to its annual “Tiger Slam” tournament on Saturday. Fayette got in the hole early before fighting back and losing a 9-8 heartbreaker to the Lady Stallions. Ensleigh Kennedy was the starting pitcher for Fayette and only pitched one inning, allowing three hits and three runs to suffer the loss. Preslee Kelly pitched six innings in relief for Fayette, allowing six runs but only one earned run.

Stabbing suspect arrested in Berry

Jeffrey Allen Martin

A Guin man faces assault charges after stabbing an Ashridge man in the chest then fleeing the scene to Fayette County, where he was apprehended. Jeffrey Allen Martin, 56, has been charged with first degree assault in the stabbing of a 31-year-old Ashridge man, according to Winston County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Josh Edwards, noting this is a Class B felony.


Berry Council approves repaving of walking trail

Pictured at the March 4 Berry Town Council meeting, from left: Council members Mary Sue Lollar, Charles Tidwell, Russell Madison, Chris Lindsey and Calvin Madison.

The Berry Town Council held its regular monthly meeting on March 4. All council members were present for the meeting. Prior to the beginning of the meeting, Councilman Chris Lindsey led those present in prayer. Councilman Russell Madison led the Pledge of Allegiance.


Berry Council approves purchase of police dog

Shown at the Berry Town Council meeting, from left: Council members Mary Sue Lollar, Chuck Tidwell, Russell Madison, Chris Lindsey and Calvin Madison.

The Berry Town Council approved the purchase of a drug dog during its Feb, 5 meeting. All council members were present for the meeting. The council addressed the purchase of another drug dog to help with patrolling Berry and other areas if municipalities need assistance. The most recent drug dog died in an accident, and the previous drug dog is no longer able to perform its duties as well as is needed.


Authorities make drug arrests in area

Pictured above are some of the guns consfiscated during recent drug arrests.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office released the following announcement concerning the recent arrests of several suspects and the confiscation of guns, drugs and drug paraphernalia. As part of an ongoing investigation into recent drug complaints in the Berry area, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Berry Police Department and the Alabama State Probation and Parole officers conducted an operation which resulted in multiple arrest in and around the Berry area.